Dear Parents & Students,

This year, we are happy to announce our new “Lunch Status Online” program. It is very important that you make sure your school has a current email address on file since all approval letters are now being sent via email. Whether you apply online (be sure to save your confirmation number), are directly certified, or complete a paper application, you will be sent an email. The email will provide you a link where you can view the status of your application (free or reduced price). You can print a letter from this website at any time during the school year. If your application is denied, you will receive notification by mail.


If you are approved for free or reduced meals for the current school year, you have two options when it comes to obtaining fee waivers. You may print out your approval letter and show it to the school official, or you must have checked the Yes to Share info box on the online application. If you did not check that box, you will need to complete a separate Yes to Sharing Info form. This form is available in your school office and also online at www.bgcsfoodservice.com under the Parent tab. YOUR FEES WILL NOT BE WAIVED WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT TO SHARE INFO.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CRIM PARENTS – ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED AT CRIM ELEMENTARY WILL RECEIVE FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH THIS YEAR. YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION.  The USDA approved our district’s application for Crim to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision. This Provision is part of the 2010 Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act which provides this option to schools where over 40% of the enrolled students qualify automatically for free meals through the direct certification process. You may still place money for snacks, milk or extra food on your child’s account, if desired.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact me. 

(419) 352-3576 ext. 4040

Sue Chandler, CDM, CFPP (schandler@bgcs.k12.oh.us)
Food Service Director


March 2015
April 2015  


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